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Submit your views to the Improving Healthcare Together Joint Health Scrutiny Committee

Published Monday, 18th May 2020

The committee is meeting virtually on 4 June to discuss its response to the Improving Healthcare Together consultation. Members of the public will be able to watch the meeting via a YouTube stream.

Earlier this year local NHS commissioners ran the Improving Healthcare Together consultation. The consultation asked members of the public to share their views on commissioners’ proposals to:

  1. Invest in both Epsom and St Helier hospitals and 
  2. Build a new specialist emergency care hospital which could be located at Epsom, St Helier or Sutton hospital. 

The public consultation ran from 8 January to 1 April 2020. 

Now the Improving Healthcare Together Joint Health Scrutiny Committee (IHT JHSC), which is made up of members of the Scrutiny Committees of all local authorities involved in the consultation proposals, is preparing to submit its response to the consultation. 

The IHT JHSC is meeting virtually on 4 June to discuss its response. Members of the public will be able to watch the meeting via a YouTube stream. This virtual meeting replaces the committee meeting which was planned for 19 March but which was cancelled due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 

As an independent body involved in the proposals, the IHT JHSC submits its response after the public consultation. To help inform its response, the committee wants to gather information and hear your views. Comments will not be directly submitted as part of the consultation, but will help inform the committee’s response. 

Members of the public can submit written representations to the committee setting out their views on the proposals by email to scrutiny@sutton.gov.uk by midday on 26 May. 

Written representations will be discussed by the committee when it meets on 4 June and published (anonymised) on Sutton Council’s website along with the meeting’s agenda pack. 

It is important to highlight that no decisions will be made at this meeting, and that responses will not be given to individual representations.

The IHT JHSC was set up in June 2018 to scrutinise the work being undertaken by the three local NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). These are NHS Surrey Downs, Sutton and Merton CCGs. The CCGs are responsible for the NHS plans to explore the ways we can address local health challenges, and make sure NHS services are sustainable and fit for the future. The IHT JHSC is made up of members from Sutton, Merton, Croydon, Kingston and Wandsworth Councils and Surrey County Council.